SRINAGAR : The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad undertook a visit to the first ever Day Care cum Recreational Centre being established for Senior Citizens at Syedpora in Eidgah Tehsil of the District here on Friday.
During the visit, The Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by Superintending Engineer, R&B, DGM, JKPCC, Chief Planning Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, Tehsildar Eidgah and other concerned Officers.
The DC took a round of various sections of the Centre including Resting rooms, Recreational cum Reading room, Medical First Aid Room, Pantry and took stock of the facilities being put in place for the holistic recreation of senior citizens/elderly persons of the District.
On the occasion, the DC passed several directions to the Officers of the concerned Departments regarding making the Centre fully equipped with all facilities including Television, Chess/Carom, Books, internet/WiFi facility, Newspapers, Magazines and other services for recreational purposes, besides other basic amenities.
On the occasion, the DC said that the Day Care cum Recreational Centre for Senior Citizens in Srinagar District is expected to provide a platform, to the senior citizens and retired persons to spend time together and share views, life experiences, discuss various issues, read newspapers and enlighten society with their rich experiences.
Meanwhile, various senior citizens/retired persons have hailed the decision of the Government to set up such a centre in Srinagar to facilitate the elderly persons to remain actively engaged with the society.